Sunday, July 13, 2008
Astro Weather July 2008
Full Moon 7/18/08
The next full moon occurs early on Friday morning in the sign of Capricorn and in the nakshatra Uttara Ashada, meaning "the latter invincible one". It is known as the "universal star" and gives humanitarian interests. For example, John Lennon, Deepak Chopra, Robert Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln all were born with moon in Uttara Ashada. My last lunation post in January discussed the previous nakshatra Purva Ashada, meaning "undefeated" or "invincible". Purva means "earlier" and Uttara means "latter". There are three sets of nakshatras that are paired: Purva/Uttara Phalguni, Purva/Uttara Ashada, and Purva/Uttara Bhadrapada. All three of these nakshtaras have symbols of beds and thus represent places of relaxtion, healing, and sometimes death. Uttara Ashada, is therefore, the latter "undefeated" or final victory.
Uttara Ashada has ten ruling deities known as the Vishvadevas or Universal Gods. Their names translate into: goodness, truth, willpower, skill, time, desire, firmness, ancestors, brightness and peak. They are benevolent and the guardians of good. Their power is to grant an unchallengable victory, apradhrisya shakti.
According to ancient Vedic legend, the stars of this asterism, which are located at the end of the Sagittarius constellation and early degrees of Capricorn, point to the battle ground where Indra and the divine forces celebrated final victory over demonic forces. Some ancient texts describe a 28th nakshatra called Abhijit, whose translation also means "final victory". Although scholars differ on it's exact degrees, it is referenced as 0-12 degrees Capricorn. In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna says: "Amongst the nakshatras, I am Abhijit." Interestly the blue star Vega is part of this nakshatra, and the hindu deity Krishna is depicted with blue skin. Abhijit is considered a light nakshatra that is auspicious for healing, traveling or starting a business.
As I mentioned in earlier post from August 2007 Astro Weather called Star Dust Memories, the former pole star Vega, is located in Abhijit. Vedic astrology has documented the time when Vega was the north pole star, between 10,000-12,000 BCE. According to David Frawley, "Vega may be the other point of light which governs life and spiritual evolution on Earth." Ancient Egyptians refer to Vega as Maat, the great Egyptian goddess who helped souls move from one life to another. In the movie Contact, Jodi Foster travels through a wormhole to Vega and visits with her deceased father. According to many channeled teachings, some of the oldest root races originate from the star systems of Vega and Lyra and after some galactic calamity escaped to Pleiades and Sirius and established an interstellar portal with the earth. And in Energy Blessings from the Stars Virginia Essene describes Vega as beaming gifts of sound healing to the earth. Perhaps the mythology of the hindu deity Krishna who is both divine warrior and musician reflects an ancient history of a root race.
The full moon will also align with the North Node, Rahu, and Neptune in Capricorn in opposition to the Sun with Venus and the South Node, Ketu in Cancer. Moon/Neptune conjunction in opposition to Venus is a wonderful aspect for meditation, dreaming, music and creative work. As the moon is full around midnight, ask your dream keeper for messages from the ancients or sound masters of Vega.